PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Once Upon a Time in New York City Songwriters Pick Songs that Define "City Livin'"

By Michael Gioia
19 Nov 2013

Alexander Sage Oyen: "In New York" (Sam Salmond). To me, this song represents being jaded and being hopeful, in equal amounts, without being cheesy or overly sentimental. Also, the way that the choral parts overlap and end up becoming one, beautiful statement — that's just perfection. Get into Sam Salmond.